Rayleigh-taylor Instability in a Non-newtonian fluid in the presence of electric field

Chavaraddi, Krishna B and Katagi, N N (2013) Rayleigh-taylor Instability in a Non-newtonian fluid in the presence of electric field. International Journal of Advances in Science and Technology, 6 (5). pp. 83-93. ISSN 2229 - 5216

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The growing importance of non-Newtonian fluids in modern technology and industries, investigations on such fluids are desirable. In the present paper is to study the Rayleigh-Taylor instability (RTI) in a thin layer of an incompressible non-Newtonian fluid, assuming it obeys power law, confined above by a interface with a heavier fluid, and below by an impermeable rigid boundary subject to linear stability analysis. The formulation developed in the present work is to evaluate the influence of the effects of non-Newtonian fluid and surface tension on the RTI using the approximations described by Rudraiah et al., (1996). These approximations simplify the power-law equation and pave the way to find analytical solution for velocity distribution which will be used in the dispersion relation obtained using suitable boundary and interface conditions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rayleigh-Taylor instability (RTI), Power-law fluid, electric field, no shear condition
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mathematics
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2013 09:45
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2013 09:45
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137248

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